Bolton: My testimony would not have affected the outcome of the impeachment trial

The former national security adviser believes that the procedure was carried out in a way that turned away Republicans who could support impeachment.

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton denounced the house-initiated impeachment procedure against President Donald Trump as “extremely partisan” and said that his testimony would not have affected Trump’s acquittal in the Senate.

At the same time, Bolton continues to remain silent about the content of his yet unpublished book.

Bolton spoke at Vanderbilt University with former national security adviser under President Barack Obama, Susan Rice.

Bolton’s words that the House of Representatives “showed incompetence in impeachment” caused a murmur in the audience.

“The process alienated Republicans who could have voted for impeachment because it was extremely partisan,” he explained.

He said he didn’t think the Senate would vote against him testifying.

“People can argue about what I should have said or what I should have done, – he said. – But I’m willing to bet a dollar, right here and now, that my testimony wouldn’t affect the result in any way.”

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